You may worry about protein if your toddler won’t eat meat or fish. Protein is actually not the main concern for your meat refusing kids. Read to learn how much protein they need, what other nutrients they may be missing out on, and see a list of healthy recipes to serve little ones who don’t like meat. Some of these recipes are GREAT for baby, too.
Toddlers can be a special kind of beast when it comes to eating anything besides carbs. Moms are always wondering if their little one gets enough protein in between all the fruit, cereal, bread, and pasta that they will inhale. The carbs are definitely not bad! But it leaves you wondering whether they are getting the right nutrients.
Looking for an easy way to reduce picky eating? Some kids can be pretty opinionated about what’s on their plate! Generally I give the advice to have at least one thing at the meal you know they will like, and it’s okay to serve other things you know they don’t necessarily want to eat. But when the list of things they like is fairly small, you may be looking for ways to increase their flexibility with trying new things. (more…)